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Will any of these oldish players ever win a Grand slam? Post your views.

1. Fernando Gonzalez
2. Nikolay Davydenko
3. Tommy Robredo
4. David Nalbandian
4. James Blake
5. David Ferrer
6. Tomas Berdych
7. Radek Stepanek
8. Tommy Haas

Or will they forever be overshadowed by the top 4 players? Clock's ticking.
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Gonzalez might have just lost his last chance,, if he had defeated Soderling in the FO SF he might have been capable of upseting FED in the final due to the pressure on Roger..

Nalbandain has the best chance,, though considering his attitude, weight and now serious injury~~ probably won`t happen!
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Gonzo, Blake and Berdych would be the 3 i would pick if they would all play there best.
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None of them
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The last few years now have been dominated by Federer and Nadal. I can't see this trend changing, particularly outside the top 4.
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Gonzalez can reach final one day, I think.
Blake can reach semis at USO at best.
Davydenko can reach semis at any Slam, but Wimby.
Robredo, Ferrer will probably reach qf some more times.
Stepanek and Haas have got chances for some suprising slam runs.
Berdych can still reach slam final. Time is not running out for him.

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Tomas Berdych is old? No!
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What a mix of both generations and different potentials in there?!?
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Out of the list, I think Davydenko was someone who had the chance but no longer does. He seems to lack killer instinct and maybe the desire to win?

Nalbandian is someone who should have won multiple slams under normal circumstances. Lots of talent. Now it seems to be too late.

James Blake? Only looked good for a short while. Don't think he's made of Grand Slam material.

Berdych and Haas seem to be too content with playing up to round 4 or QF's. They won't get much further.

Stepanek is someone who rate quite highly in terms of ability. Don't really know why he hasn't done much at slams.

In any case your answer is that none of them are likely to win a slam. Gonzalez has the best chance of the list (just had a big chance as well), but he needs to concentrate a lot more when he's playing.

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1. Fernando Gonzalez
probably blew his last chance. from a double break up, too. shameful, really. then again, against THAT fed, he wouldnt have stood a chance anyway.
2. Nikolay Davydenko
no. well, he is pretty good at beating players below him, so if we get another miracle semi lineup like last RG, he might stand a chance. Then again, anyone could from that position.
3. Tommy Robredo
never had a chance, never will.
4. David Nalbandian
he has some chances at USO. time is running out bigtime, though.
4. James Blake
hell, no.
5. David Ferrer
if he can recapture his 2007 form, he could be a contender. but it seems he is only moving backwards nowadays.
6. Tomas Berdych
he isnt old at all, only 23. great shotmaker, can beat anyone on an on day, no reason why he couldnt have a few at the tail end of a slam. well, his lack of testicular fortitude, but if sodaking can man up, why cant he.
7. Radek Stepanek
never was good enough.
8. Tommy Haas
too old, too injured, too much of a choker
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they are no where near Grand slam worthy

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First of all, let's make a distinction between "these players", and oldish style players. (you have quite a variance in styles listed) The players you've listed aren't exactly mental giants under pressure, regardless of their style. So my answer is, it is highly unlucky, but more due to their mental approach than their style of play.

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For purely sentimental reasons, I'll pick James Blake and Tommy Haas.

James.. well he's an American.. so. But also he's had to overcome some physical challenges and then the loss of his dad which was devastating to him. The J-block and James get on my nerves sometimes though.

And Tommy Haas--he's also had injury problems.. plus has that "choker" stigma. And I thought I read both of his parents were killed in a car crash?
I also think Hass is very attractive!

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1. Fernando Gonzalez
No
2. Nikolay Davydenko
Maybe if Nadal and Federer somehow stops dominating, I can see him beat all other guys on clay and hardcourt
3. Tommy Robredo
NEEEEEEVVEER!
4. David Nalbandian
His only chanse is to come in on a great indoor run to Australian open, if he gets to SF he can beat any of the big guys.
4. James Blake
Nope.
5. David Ferrer
Dont think so, but maybe he could if the draw opens ut in RG like 2009
6. Tomas Berdych
Small chanse in Australian open.
7. Radek Stepanek
No.
8. Tommy Haas
Old and close to retire, I am sure he wont get to another SF.
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All these players are over the hill with the exception of Berdych.

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